Near-perfect punt nets more than £16,000 for Hemel Hempstead football fan


A Hemel Hempstead punter came agonisingly close to scooping a £1million jackpot but still walked way with a £16,497 consolation.

The man correctly predicted 13 football results in a 15-game £1 accumulator bet made at Coral in Queen’s Square, Adeyfield, at the weekend.

Coral spokesman Nicola McGeady said: “This customer came so close to winning the jackpot. Man City’s shock defeat to Aston Villa and Cardiff’s win away to Fulham ended the dream.

“He was one of two people to predict 13 out of 15 matches correctly which is a fantastic achievement and he deserves every penny.”